An installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture by Rob Ley and Joshua Stein
Reef redefines the role of the architectural envelope by capitalizing on emerging material technology to imbue space with behavioral qualities. In this installation at Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the public engaged in the new social nuances revealed as an exhibition is redefined by exploding the perceived ‘wall’ separating private and public space. The responsive membrane created a diverse range of porous and dynamic enclosures capable of producing sophisticated, flexible responses to an existing program. Reef created an interior condition which reacted according to an exterior street-scape and reasserted an active, willful role in shaping that public space.